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    Blind man is head-butted and robbed of his cigarettes in Kingswood town centre

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    Police are appealing for witnesses after a blind man was robbed in Kingswood. The incident took place yesterday on Downend Road at 00.05am. The victim, a 53-year-old man, was walking home when he was approached by a number of men. …

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    Warmley carer who sold jewellery stolen from her clients to Kingswood pawn shops is jailed

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    A carer who stole jewellery from her elderly clients and sold the items at pawn shops in the Kingswood area has been jailed for 18 months. Patsy Edwards, 46, of Ashcombe Crescent , Warmley, admitted three counts of theft at …

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    Call for security to prevent another illegal camp as travellers leave Siston Common

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    More than 30 travellers’ caravans who spent the weekend camped in front of the Horseshoe pub on Siston Common moved off last night. Police increased patrols in the area to offer reassurance to the community but did not issue a …

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    Travellers turn Siston Common into a caravan park

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    More than 30 travellers’ caravans are occupying a small section of Siston Common today. Travellers began arriving on the land in front of the Horseshoe pub yesterday afternoon, holding up the traffic as they manoeuvred their way on to the …

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    Warm welcome for Tour of Britain cyclists

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      People lined the roads of Pucklechurch, Bridgeyate, Oldland Common, Bitton, Swineford and Kelston this afternoon to cheer on the world’s top cyclists in the Tour of Britain. Accompanied by their support vehicles and a large contingent of police outriders, …

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    Police investigate ‘racially motivated assault’ on 10-year-old boy in Fishponds

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    Police are today investigating an assault on a 10-year-old boy which is being treated as racially motivated. The victim was approached by two other boys in the Station Avenue South area of Fishponds at around 5.30pm last night. It is believed …

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  • Hanham Library campaigners, pictured here last September, say they are not giving up their fight

    Campaigners question legality of South Glos library consultation

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    Save Hanham Library campaigners are considering a legal challenge over the way South Gloucestershire Council has run the consultation on proposed changes to the district’s library service. Following a huge response to the public consultation into proposed cuts to the …

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    First lays on free evening shuttle bus to Keynsham’s Park Estate

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    Bus company First is to introduce a free evening shuttle service from Keynsham Church around the Park Estate. It follows the outcry against cuts to its 38 Bristol-Bath service. From this Sunday (4th) the 38 will stop going to the …

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    New proposals for South Glos libraries after council sifts through thousands of responses

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    New proposals have been drawn up for the future of libraries in South Glos following a huge response to the public consultation into cuts to the service. In the spring, the council invited views on a range of options as …

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    Campaigners celebrate bus victory

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    South Gloucestershire Council has come up with funding to restore vital bus links between North Common and Keynsham and between Bitton and Bristol city centre. From Sunday (4th September) the 17A Southmead-Keynsham route stops and the 37 Bristol to Bath …

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